Welcome back to KICKSTART 2022 – a new campaign to help Garrett County get moving, make healthier choices, and work together to improve our community’s well-being in the New Year.
Throughout January 2022, we’ll be sharing TONS of great resources and tips to help you KICKSTART your new year with a community full of support!
Today is the seventeenth day of a brand new year – and we’re sharing the MyPlate Healthy Eating on a Budget Planning Guide – https://www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/healthy-eating-budget/make-plan. This digital guide shares several ways to help you make the most of your resources, and make healthy eating more affordable through meal planning.
Do you have any tips for healthy eating on a budget? Share them in the comments below!
One of our best tips is to shop frozen vegetables – especially if the vegetables you need are out of season and/or not available at local farmers’ markets. Frozen vegetables are often much less expensive, and can help lower the cost of healthy eating for those on a tight budget. (More: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/05/29/how-save-more-fruits-and-vegetables)
About KICKSTART 2022:
- 5 BONUS Prize Points ? can be earned through the end of January 2022 by commenting on each day’s post, activity, etc…
- Building off the success of our Walktober campaign, we’ll continue to share local resources to help you utilize all of the tools and resources available in Garrett County to start your new year off with people who want to help you meet your goals ❤️ – whether they’re about physical health, mental health, or both.
- In addition to what you’ve seen with previous campaigns, we’re going to be expanding this campaign with one of our favorite motivational resources: ? Pinterest! We hope you’ll join us as we build a collection of great resources from community members, small businesses, and people who just want to help others succeed!
Join the discussion! We had a tremendous outpouring of community support, feedback, and great tips during Walktober. We’d love to hear from you in the comments below (and you’ll even earn 5 bonus points each day, if you are logged into your Go! account).
(Please note, your first comment on Go! GC is manually approved to prevent spam. After your comment is approved, you will automatically be awarded bonus Prize Points. Once you have one comment approved, all future comments will be automatically approved.)
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Be careful out there today!
I use alot of frozen vegetables.
Another great resource to try. Thanks for sharing!
Good info. Here.
Good info. It’s difficult to eat well on a budget.
I use frozen vegetables in many things from soups to salsa to side dishes. My family, however, is a little picky with the brand. Some taste very fresh while others can taste bland or chewy.
I always look at the sales paper and circle the items I am interested in purchasing. I also clip coupons and often use an already used envelope to write down the items I need, and then put the coupons I have inside the envelope.
Really good information.
I recently stocked up on frozen and canned veggies. It’s nice to pull them out for a quick side dish, and I don’t have to worry about them spoiling before I can use them up.
I try to involve the family in planning healthy meals. Then I use a form I created with headings according to the order I find the groceries displayed in the store to fill in the needed supplies for the week. This form hangs in a central location throughout the week so we can jot down items that are running low. This makes my trip to the store much more efficient and limits impulse buying.
I need to plan more meals………….